Papillon Noir / opera

Yann Robin, Papillon Noir
(Premiered on May 12th 2018)


Les Métaboles (13 singers)
Ensemble Multilatérale


Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spacial installation

Elise Chauvin, actor - singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction

State commission - gmem - Métaboles - Multilatérale with the support of the Fondation Ernst Von Siemens pour la musique

This opera composed by Yann Robin marks the reunion of the brilliant director Arthur Nauzyciel and the author Yannick Haenel after the Jan Karski performance (mon nom est une fiction). A creation that explores the carnal density of memories and emotions.

Coming home one night, straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

Dans la presse...

"... great expertise"

Diapason- Pierre Rigaudière
 - Papillon noir
15/05/2018
2020

March

Sunday, March 22 mars 2020Papillon noirThéatre de la Renaissance - Oullins

20h

Coming home one night straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spatial installation

Elise Chauvin, actor - singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction

2018

May

Friday May 18th 2018 Papillon NoirAuditorium du Conservatoire de Gennevilliers
20h

Coming home one night straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spatial installation

Elise Chauvin, actor - singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction

Saturday May 12th 2018 Papillon NoirThéâtre de la Criée (Marseille)
20h

Coming home one night straight after a car accident, a woman feels her memory coming back to the edge of her consciousness and remembers all the fragments that make up what one calls the self: the happy times and the bereavements, the emotions and the memories imbued with eroticism, the dark thoughts, the people close to her, her emotions when faced with art…

Like a stream of consciousness, Papillon Noir is sung in a continuous yet halting breath by the soprano Elise Chauvin. Punctuated by the echoes of the Bardo Thödol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Papillon Noir is an operatic monodrama, for voice, instrumental ensemble, choir and electronic devices, that creates a dialogue between music and text, awakening and forgetting, the secular and the sacred.

Yann Robin, music
Yannick Haenel, libretto
Arthur Nauzyciel, spatial installation

Elise Chauvin, actor - singer
gnem, live electronics
Léo Warynski, musical direction